Culpepper Island

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Culpepper Island
Culpepper Island is located in Barbados
Culpepper Island
Culpepper Island
Tiny Culpepper Island is just 30 m away from Barbados.
Culpepper Island is located in Lesser Antilles
Culpepper Island
Culpepper Island
Culpepper Island (Lesser Antilles)
Culpepper Island is located in Caribbean
Culpepper Island
Culpepper Island
Culpepper Island (Caribbean)
Coordinates13°09′57″N 59°26′36″W / 13.16583°N 59.44333°W / 13.16583; -59.44333Coordinates: 13°09′57″N 59°26′36″W / 13.16583°N 59.44333°W / 13.16583; -59.44333
Length40 m (130 ft)
Width50 m (160 ft)
Highest elevation18 m (59 ft)
ParishSaint Philip, Barbados
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Culpepper Island is a tiny rock (island) in the Atlantic Ocean close to Bayfield and Ragged Point in Saint Philip, Barbados. The island is uninhabited.


It is quite possible to wade out to Culpepper Island from the mainland during low tide as it is only about 30 meters away, but discretion must be used, as Culpepper is on the turbulent Atlantic Ocean side of Barbados. Further, the rocky footing can also be dangerous to walk on. Visitors are well advised to bear in mind that the East Point Lighthouse at Ragged Point was built to save ships from the dangers of this same turbulent coastline and Cobblers Reef.

Eastpoint Lighthouse at Ragged Point. View from the northern end of Cobblers Reef.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Culpepper island is sparsely overgrown and uninhabited. It was claimed that peasants from Barbados once carried sheep to graze on the island, but this claim seems ucredible because neither the small size nor the very sparse vegetation makes the island attractive for this purpose.


The name of the island goes back to a settlers family name who reside here from about 1650 to 1830. Historically island was attributed to Barbados Saint Philip Parish.

On 12 March 2006 members of the region's indigenous Lokono-Arawak and Karifuna-Carib tribes attempted to make a claim on Culpepper Island to be their own. They stated that they were descendants of Princess Marian, daughter of the last Hereditary Lokono-Arawak Chief Amorotahe Haubariria (Flying Harpy Eagle) of the Eagle Clan Lokono-Arawaks who is buried in the Westbury Cemetery in Barbados.[1]

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